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Chugging when engine is cold

Only chugs when it is very cold outside mostly in the winter

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SOURCE: Car moves backwards in "Park"

can be that the cable for your shifter lever needs to be adjusted in the engine bay on the transmission itself. it may be that when you shift it into park the lever doesn't reach far into the park position hence would still be in reverse and then when it bucks thats when the time it slips into park.

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SOURCE: 2001 Toyota Camry , 4cyl., automatic - Idle

sound like the throttle body gasket leak.throttle valve or throttle cable stuck.

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my nissan primera was chuging in low revs, it was the timing chain, it slacks and you have to replace it, very expensive job, cost me €800

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SOURCE: I know my camry has a broken exhaust (where the

No not likely but would guess that catalytic converter is plugged, if you don't do something soon you can cause some damage to the engine. also with gas leak the computer does not function right because of the loss of back pressure from the exhaust system. MANY PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND IF THE BACK PRESSURE IS WRONG THE ENGINE WILL NOT RUN right. The car can have a miss that you can't detect and that destroys the cat. So don't be surprised if you need a tune up and a top engine clean to make it run right. And if you live in California and are using gas with MTBE's it makes it even worse. So take it to a shop and they can use two things to test it. One is a infrared heat probe that will tell them if the cat is working or not and if the cat is plugged. the other is a gas analyzer. Also be aware if you have exhaust leaking it can get into the car and you can't smell the CO2 and if you have kids it has been prov-en that the CO2 will hurt children and older people as the CO@ level builds up in the blood and deprives the body of oxygen so
Please be careful with this issue, if the shop does not have a heat gun they can connect a vacuum gage up to see if the cat is plugged that way. hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 100 series land cruiser is blowing smoke at 2000 rpm and chugging

mine also smokes at 2000rpm and only at 2000rpm when i left my car for a couple of weeks it would not start too bat was good was just yurning over and popping?????????? please helppppp

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